SANDPOINT, Idaho – The city of Sandpoint Arts Commission invited artists Monday to submit their work for installation in the Schweitzer Cutoff Roundabout. The Schweitzer Cutoff Roundabout and bridge were opened back on November 22nd after about six months of construction.
The roundabout serves as a gateway to the city of Sandpoint at its northern edge and a connection point between many different cultural, industrial, and recreational opportunities. This includes Schweitzer Mountain Resort, the Sandpoint Airport, and surrounding industrial businesses, the Bonner County Fairgrounds, and the neighboring city of Ponderay.
Project organizers said they are looking for an art proposal that “reflects the multi-use nature of the location as well as Sandpoint’s love for its pristine land and water.”
Artwork submissions are open to artists throughout the United States, but organizers said special consideration may be given to artists living in Idaho, Montana, Washington, or Oregon.
The top three finalists will be announced on or around February 5th. Organizers said the three finalists will receive a $1,000 stipend to prepare final scale drawings, costs and description of the installation process, and production timeline associated with the proposed art piece. Final selection is expected to be made on June 20th by the city council.
The total budget for the art project is $90,000. Funding is provided by the Sandpoint Urban Renewal Agency.
For more information, contact the city of Sandpoint.